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Definition of VILLAGE

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Village \Vil"lage\ (?; 48), n. [F., fr. L. villaticus belonging to a country house or villa. See {Villa}, and cf. {Villatic}.] A small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town or city. [1913 Webster]

     {Village cart}, a kind of two-wheeled pleasure carriage without a top. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: {Village}, {Hamlet}, {Town}, {City}.

     Usage: In England, a hamlet denotes a collection of houses, too small to have a parish church. A village has a church, but no market. A town has both a market and a church or churches. A city is, in the legal sense, an incorporated borough town, which is, or has been, the place of a bishop's see. In the United States these distinctions do not hold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "village":
     Kreis, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, burghal, canton, citified, city, civic, commune, congressional district, constablewick, country town, county, crossroads, departement, diocese, district, downtown, duchy, electoral district, electorate, government, ham, hamlet, hundred, interurban, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan, metropolitan area, midtown, municipal, oblast, okrug, oppidan, parish, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, suburban, territory, thorp, town, township, uptown, urban, wapentake, ward, wick

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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